Dynamic Music Partners To Attend Cinematic Symphony Concert Featuring Music From “Justice League”

Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion & Kristopher Carter – also known as Dynamic Music Partners – are scheduled to appear in Austin, Texas to attend the premiere of a suite of music from the classic animated series Justice League performed by the Cinematic Symphony. The performance will be in the Rotunda of the Texas Capitol building on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 12:00pm local time. Additionally, Dynamic Music Partners will also be giving seminars on the art and business of film composition. Details on those seminars will be available shortly, with Dynamic Music Partners providing further updates of the event on their official website.

Cinematic Symphony is a non-profit community ensemble dedicated to performing the memorable scores of film, television, and video games. Cinematic Symphony was organized to provide education, entertainment, and cultural enrichment, as well as to promote and renew interest in the great music of motion pictures. In addition to performing professional-caliber music, Cinematic Symphony concerts include large-screen visuals, costumed characters and unique demonstrations.

Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion & Kristopher Carter – also known as Dynamic Music Partners – have created hundreds of hours of music for a variety of different genres, including TV series, independent films, video games and live performance events. They have collectively earned twenty-eight Emmy Award nominations and six Annie Award nominations as composers for Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Justice League, Teen Titans, Batman Beyond, The Zeta Project and The New Batman Superman Adventures.

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Package Artwork For “Superman: The Animated Series,” “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Soundtracks

The World’s Finest has a closer look at the recent Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series soundtrack releases from La-La Land Records. Both CD sets are currently available, and can be purchased through www.lalalandrecords.com and other select soundtrack boutiques.

Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series is a four-disc set with over five hours of music and over 20 full episode scores, including the three-part epic crossover “World’s Finest” and Lolita Ritmanis’ Emmy-nominated score to “Little Girl Lost.” This is a limited edition of 3000 Units. The two-disc CD set Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series, limited edition of 2000 units, is a sensationally fun musical experience from one of the most unique incarnations of Batman ever produced. Continue below for select images from both releases.

Complete details on Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series are available at the The World’s Finest Superman: The Animated Series subsite.


Complete details and more images from Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series are available at The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

Additional soundtrack releases based on animated series inspired by DC Comics characters will be released throughout the 2014 calendar year, both from La-La Land Records and WaterTower Music. Details will be available soon. Click on the links below to discuss the new Superman: The Animated Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold soundtrack releases.

-Discuss the Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series soundtrack on The DC Animation Forum!
-Discuss the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series soundtrack on The DC Animation Forum!

In additional news, La-La Land Records has passed along the following details for a special promotional event highlighting the new Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series soundtrack releases. Continue below for the details, provided by the label.

SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES
and BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
CD SIGNING EVENT!

Meet the composers of these extraordinary scores to these beloved WB / DC Comics animated series!

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2014 at 12 noon
at Creature Features
2904 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506

Come meet acclaimed composers Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis as we celebrate their new limited edition soundtrack releases from La-La Land Records, Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series.

Soundtracks will be available to purchase at the event.

The composers will sign additional items, but one of those items must be a Superman: The Animated Series and/or Batman: The Brave and The Bold soundtrack purchased from Creature Features.

Don’t live near Burbank, CA, but still want to purchase signed copies? You can order them online from Creatures Features at creaturefeatures.com

For more info visit creaturefeatures.com

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New “Superman: The Animated Series,” “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Soundtracks Available Today

The new Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series compact disc soundtrack releases from La-La Land Records are both available to own starting today. Both titles can be purchased through www.lalalandrecords.com and other select soundtrack boutiques starting today at 12:00pm noon (PST).

Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series is a four-disc set with over five hours of music and over 20 full episode scores, including the three-part epic crossover “World’s Finest” and Lolita Ritmanis’ Emmy-nominated score to “Little Girl Lost.” This is a limited edition of 3000 Units. The two-disc CD set Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series, limited edition of 2000 units, is a sensationally fun musical experience from one of the most unique incarnations of Batman ever produced. La-La Land Records has provided the following details for both releases.

SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: LIMITED EDITION (4-CD SET)
LLLCD 1276
Music by Kristopher Carter, Harvey R. Cohen, Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis & Shirley Walker
Limited Edition of 3000 Units

STARTS SHIPPING JAN 28
RETAIL PRICE: $59.98

ORDER “SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: LIMITED EDITION (4-CD SET)” starting Jan 28 at 12pm PST at www.lalalandrecords.com and get your copy autographed by composers Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis. Autographs are available while supplies last and are not guaranteed.

La-La Land Records and Warner Bros. proudly present the world premiere release of the magnificent original score to the acclaimed television series Superman: The Animated Series When producers Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett and Paul Dini brought to life the companion piece to their successful Batman: The Animated Series, they turned to the very same Batman musical team to provide a score worthy of the Man of Steel. Composers Kristopher Carter, Harvey R. Cohen, Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Shirley Walker delivered a knockout musical tapestry, the highlights of which are represented here in this amazing 4-CD set produced by John Takis and Neil S. Bulk and mastered by Mike Matessino. Running over five full hours, this presentation features over 20 full episode scores, including the three-part epic crossover “World’s Finest” and Lolita Ritmanis’ Emmy-nominated score to “Little Girl Lost.” Also here, is the original unused ending score for the series’ finale, “Legacy.” Film music writer and album co-producer John Takis takes you behind the music with in-depth liners that feature exclusive composer interviews. Heroic art direction from Jim Titus rounds out this must-have compilation, showcasing some of the finest music ever recorded for an animated series… or any series, for that matter! This is a limited edition of 3000 Units.

Complete details on this soundtrack release are available at The World’s Finest Superman: The Animated Series subsite.

BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET)
LLLCD 1289
Music by Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion & Lolita Ritmanis
Limited Edition of 2000 Units

STARTS SHIPPING JAN 28
RETAIL PRICE: $19.98

ORDER “BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET)” starting Jan 28 at 12pm PST at www.lalalandrecords.com and get your copy autographed by composers Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis. Autographs are available while supplies last and are not guaranteed.

La-La Land Records and Warner Bros. Animation present the original score to the animated television series Batman: The Brave and The Bold. Acclaimed composers Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis & Kristopher Carter (Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Young Justice) craft the perfect musical backdrop for this wildly inventive, riotous and retro-tinged Caped Crusader series that has quickly amassed cult status since its initial airing on Cartoon Network. Notable for its jazzy crime riffs, this expertly pitched score also brims with infectious themes and heart-pounding action cues. Produced by the composers and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this limited edition of 2000 units features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by film music writer John Takis and Bat-riffic art design from Dan Goldwasser. Simply put, this is a sensationally fun musical experience from one of the most unique incarnations of Batman ever produced.

Complete details on this soundtrack release are available at The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

Additional soundtrack releases based on animated series inspired by DC Comics characters will be released throughout the 2014 calendar year, both from La-La Land Records and WaterTower Music. Details will be available soon. Click on the links below to discuss the new Superman: The Animated Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold soundtrack releases.

Discuss the Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series soundtrack on The DC Animation Forum!

Discuss the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series soundtrack on The DC Animation Forum!

In additional news, La-La Land Records has passed along the following details for a special promotional event highlighting the new Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series soundtrack releases. Continue below for the details, provided by the label.

SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES
and BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
CD SIGNING EVENT!

Meet the composers of these extraordinary scores to these beloved WB / DC Comics animated series!

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2014 at 12 noon
at Creature Features
2904 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506

Come meet acclaimed composers Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis as we celebrate their new limited edition soundtrack releases from La-La Land Records, Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Series.

Soundtracks will be available to purchase at the event.

The composers will sign additional items, but one of those items must be a Superman: The Animated Series and/or Batman: The Brave and The Bold soundtrack purchased from Creature Features.

Don’t live near Burbank, CA, but still want to purchase signed copies? You can order them online from Creatures Features at creaturefeatures.com

For more info visit creaturefeatures.com

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La-La Land Records Announces “Superman: The Animated Series,” “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Soundtracks

La-La Land Records has provided The World’s Finest with the exclusive first details and artwork for the upcoming soundtrack releases Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series. The acclaimed label will release a four-disc compact disc set for the classic Superman: The Animated Series and a two-disc compact disc set for much-beloved Batman: The Brave and The Bold on January 28th, 2014. The soundtrack release for both series will include an assortment of tracks featuring music from the entire run of both DC Comic-inspired animated shows.

According to La-La Land Records, the release date for these new soundtrack titles is 12pm (PST) on January 28th, 2014 at both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques. Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series will be a limited release of 3000 copies, and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series will be limited to 2000. Continue below for the complete track listing and cover artwork, exclusively revealed first at The World’s Finest, along with initial press details.

On Jan 28th, at 12noon (PST), La-La Land Records will proudly release two fantastic limited edition DC Comics/WB Animation scores: SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: LIMITED EDITION (4-CD SET) and BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET). The 4-Disc Superman set features a 36 page booklet and the 2-Disc Batman set features a 24 page booklet – both with attractive art and exclusive, in-depth liners. As with many La-La Land Releases, autographed copies will be available to the first customers who order these titles at www.lalalandrecords.com when the titles are released on 1/28 at 12noon (PST). Autographed copies are not guaranteed and will only available while supplies last.

SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: LIMITED EDITION (4-CD SET)
LLLCD 1276
Music by Kristopher Carter, Harvey R. Cohen, Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis & Shirley Walker
Limited Edition of 3000 Units
RETAIL PRICE: $59.98

TRACK LISTING:
DISC 1 (78:59)
1 SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES-Main Title (Shirley Walker) 1:07
THE LAST SON OF KRYPTON, PART I (Lolita Ritmanis)
2 Krypton Opening/Monster Attack 2:37
3 Family Theme 1:12
4 Earthquake/Jor-El Appeals* 1:59
5 Brainiac Confrontation* 2:14
6 Jor-El Escapes Arrest/Jor-El Outside 1:52
7 Decision to Send Kal-El 3:01
8 Brainiac Leaves Krypton*/ Kal-El Leaves Krypton*/** 1:43
THE LAST SON OF KRYPTON, PART II (Michael McCuistion)
9 Recap (The Last Son of Krypton, Part II)* 1:07
10 Kal-El Lands on Earth/Couple Find Kal-El 2:09
11 Clark’s Abilities/Clark Meets His Parents 3:19
12 Clark’s First Flight*** 2:24
13 News Program Source :32
14 Industrial Film Source 1:10
15 Superman Rescues Lois*/ Missile Hits Airliner* 3:13
THE LAST SON OF KRYPTON, PART III (Harvey R. Cohen)
16 Recap (The Last Son of Krypton, Part III)* 1:00
17 Superman Saves Airliner* 2:39
18 Clark’s Identity Crisis* :56
19 Lois Abducts Bibbo/Lois Meets John 1:46
20 Clark Recognizes Ship*/Orders to Kill Lois* 2:05
21 Robot Loose in City* 2:08
22 Lois Gets Story* 1:03
MONKEY FUN (Lolita Ritmanis)
23 Family Pet 2:00
24 Titano Lost and Found 2:06
25 Monkey Business/Babysitting With Fleas/Bacteria Attack* 2:07
26 Jimmy Runs Away* 1:01
27 Monkeys on the Loose*/Superman Cages Lions 1:54
28 Titano at the Dock 1:53
29 Titano/Amusement Park* 1:37
30 Superman vs. Titano 1:39
31 Pop Goes the Weasel (Traditional, arr. L. Ritmanis) :37
32 Titano Relocated 1:13
TOOLS OF THE TRADE (Kristopher Carter)
33 Tank Attack* 3:04
34 Meet Kanto/Mannheim Gets Gloves 1:22
35 Train Wreck/Train Robbery 1:31
36 To the Rescue* 1:44
37 Turpin Resigns 1:11
38 Prisoner Turpin/Superman Finds Turpin/Turpin Saves Superman* 3:55
39 Superman Thanks Turpin*/ Planet Apokolips* 1:20
TOOLS OF THE TRADE—Bonus Track (Kristopher Carter)
40 Train Wreck/Train Robbery (Alternate) 1:51
41 SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES—
Video End Credits (Shirley Walker) 2:37
THE LAST SON OF KRYPTON, PART III—Bonus Music-And-Effects Track
42 Superman Destroys Robot* (H. Cohen)/Superman Spurns Lex* (M. McCuistion)/Brainiac Returns* (L. Ritmanis) 3:07

DISC 2 (78:59)
1 THE NEW BATMAN/SUPERMAN ADVENTURES—Main Title (Shirley Walker) 1:05
WORLD’S FINEST, PART I (Michael McCuistion)
2 Closing Time*/Joke in the Box Source*/ Batman Takes Evidence* 1:37
3 Terrorists on Plane* 1:11
4 Lois Talks to Superman/Lois Beats Herself Up :58
5 Joker Abducts Lex 1:20
6 Lex & Joker Make a Deal/Lois Meets Bruce 1:42
7 Joker Undoes Carlini 1:27
8 WayneLex T-7 :52
9 First Dance 1:11
10 Batman Shows Up/Binko’s Bad Night*/Batman Bugs Superman* 3:29
WORLD’S FINEST, PART II (Michael McCuistion)
11 Recap (World’s Finest, Part II) :38
12 Bruce and Lois Go Out/Joker Crashes Date/Joker’s Plan 2:23
13 Batwing Takes Off*/Superman Meets Joker* 1:39
14 Batman Saves Superman* 3:08
15 Batman Makes His Exit :29
16 Harley Cheers Up Joker/Lex Meets With Joker 2:01
17 Batman Pays Lex a Visit/Superman Flies By* 1:14
18 Jet Pac Transportation*/Joker Uses Robot 1:12
WORLD’S FINEST, PART III (Michael McCuistion & Lolita Ritmanis)
19 Recap (World’s Finest, Part III) (M. McCuistion) :35
20 Ship in Distress (M. McCuistion) 1:45
21 Batman Drops In/ Batman Unmasked/ Superman Stops Robot (M. McCuistion) 1:30
22 Batman Has to Leave/Lex Sets Up Joker (M. McCuistion) 1:28
23 Arrival at Lab*/Robots Battle Superman*/Batman Gets to Lexwing* (L. Ritmanis) 6:04
24 Lexwing Crashes* (M. McCuistion) 2:22
25 Bruce Returns to Gotham* (M. McCuistion) 1:08
MXYZPIXILATED (Harvey R. Cohen)
26 Stopping Traffic/Reading the Comics/The Statue Moves 2:43
27 Chickens/Setting the Rules 3:23
28 A Close Shave*/Proofreading/Apartment Source 3:52
29 Building Battle Suit 1:54
30 Clark’s Calendar/Office Menagerie/Aerial Chase* 4:50
31 Why Am I Eating This? :56
FATHER’S DAY (Shirley Walker)
32 Scream Machine Lands/Superman vs. Machine 3:56
33 Desaad’s Tricky Plan 1:26
34 Kalibak Comes to Earth/Kalibak Trashes Minerva 1:56
35 Kalibak Ambushes Superman :48
36 Superman vs. Kalibak/Fight on Train Track 2:04
37 Battle Continues/Power Struggle 3:25
38 Darkseid Beams Superman 2:21
FATHER’S DAY—Bonus Track (Shirley Walker)
39 Restaurant Source 1:07
40 THE NEW BATMAN/SUPERMAN ADVENTURES—End Credits (Shirley Walker) :35

DISC 3 (78:36)
1 SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES— Twenty-Second Promo (Shirley Walker) :26
IN BRIGHTEST DAY… (Michael McCuistion)
2 Kyle Catches Thief :58
3 Abin Makes Ring Choose/Ring Chooses Kyle* 3:27
4 Kyle Is Green Lantern :32
5 Superman Finds Abin/Sinestro Wants the Ring 2:22
6 Superman Meets Guardian :44
7 Kyle Saves Little Girl/Fight Continues 3:02
8 Superman Helps Council/Fight for Power/Kyle Wins Battle 4:05
9 Kyle’s Their Man 1:16
A LITTLE PIECE OF HOME (Kristopher Carter)
10 Break-In at the Museum* 2:14
11 Lex Sees Superman Weak*/Waiting for a Reaction :51
12 Lois Gets a Phone Call/Steal Treasury Plates*/No Deal with Lex* 5:31
13 Lois Visits S.T.A.R. Labs/Superman vs. Dinosaur*/Superman Throws Rock* 4:26
LIVEWIRE (Harvey R. Cohen)
14 Wake-Up Source 1:30
15 Construction Crane/Prevents Crane Accident* 2:42
16 Centennial Park Source 1:15
17 Leslie Becomes Livewire* 1:37
18 Livewire Checks Out :59
19 Metamorphosis Complete 1:07
20 She Turns Off the Light/Tower of Power Is Back 1:31
21 Superman Averts Planes* :59
22 Livewire Gets Recharged*/Caution Sign 3:41
APOKOLIPS…NOW!, PART I (Kristopher Carter)
23 Maggie Brings Cash :51
24 Hovercraft Steals Truck/Superman Fights Craft/Superman & Broken Glass 2:56
25 Darkseid Arrives*/Orion Arrives 2:10
26 New Genesis & Apokolips* 2:55
27 Air Base Battle/Orion Zaps Hovercraft/Orion Wins at Air Base* 3:20
28 Mannheim at Power Plant :33
29 Orion Goes Back 1:24
30 Power Plant Explodes*/Superman Sees Explosion 1:20
APOKOLIPS…NOW!, PART II (Kristopher Carter)
31 Recap (Apokolips…Now!, Part II) 1:00
32 Hamilton Has Bad News 1:06
33 Meet Steppenwolf :26
34 Steppenwolf Arrives*/Missiles Bring Down Superman 2:11
35 Demons Take Over City/Attack of the Demons* 2:01
36 Superman Puts Out Fire* 1:44
37 Darkseid Appears* 1:00
38 Dan Fights Demons* 1:39
39 Apokoliptic War Machine/Darkseid Takes Control* 1:14
40 Orion to the Rescue*/Dan’s Funeral 4:42
41 THE NEW BATMAN/SUPERMAN ADVENTURES—Twenty-Second Promo :26 (Shirley Walker)

DISC 4 (79:00)
1 SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES — Ten-Second Promo (Shirley Walker) :16
LITTLE GIRL LOST, PART I (Lolita Ritmanis)
2 Journey Through Space 2:43
3 Superman Enters Chamber/Kala’s Story/Superman Finds Kara 3:02
4 Kara Flies 1:17
5 Intergang Interest/Intergang Arrives :28
6 Gang Fights Superman* 2:38
7 Granny Knows Best/Kara Joins Jimmy :48
8 Following Gang Into Building :45
9 Granny Takes Control**** 2:52
LITTLE GIRL LOST, PART II (Lolita Ritmanis)
10 Recap (Little Girl Lost, Part II) :53 11 Surrounded 1:53
12 Superman Is Captured*/Kara Leaves for Apokolips 3:23
13 Kara Arrives on Apokolips**** 1:18
14 Kara Escapes Parademons**** 2:00
15 Superman Kneels*/Darkseid’s Prediction/Get Back Home* 3:31
16 Stop Comet*/Superman Catches 2:50
17 Supergirl’s OK 1:07
FEEDING TIME (Michael McCuistion)
18 Toxic Waste* 2:28
19 Rudy Becomes Toxic/Goo on Superman’s Finger* 1:24
20 Parasite Saps Police* 1:16
21 Parasite Visits LeBeau*/Parasite Saps Superman’s Energy* 2:23
22 Parasite Can’t Rob Bank :32
23 Parasite Attacks Clark/His New Meal Plan* :49
24 Jimmy Gets Idea 2:19
25 Superman Saves Jimmy/Saved by a Bug* 2:25
LEGACY, PART I (Shirley Walker)
26 Planet Attack 2:20
27 Leader Revealed 1:27
28 Kal-El’s Dream 1:20
29 Brainwashed 2:01
30 Supergirl Chases Robot 2:01
31 Lex Knows :34
32 Ready for Battle :49
33 Kal-El Attacks Earth :57
34 Lex Kills Kal-El 3:53
LEGACY, PART II (Shirley Walker)
35 Recap (Legacy, Part II) :28
36 Taken Prisoner 1:37
37 Superman Tries to Escape 2:09
38 Lois Springs Superman*** 3:47
39 Lois Comforts Superman*** 2:08
40 Return to Apokolips 1:20
41 Superman vs. Furies 1:01
42 Superman vs. Darkseid 2:16
43 Darkseid Prevails 2:07
44 Lois and Superman :46
45 SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES—End Credits (Shirley Walker) :35
Total 4CD Time: 5:15:34

* Includes thematic material by Shirley Walker
**Includes thematic material by Michael McCuistion
***Includes thematic material by Lolita Ritmanis
****Includes thematic material by Kristopher Carter

BATMAN: BRAVE AND THE BOLD: LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET)
LLLCD 1289
Music by Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis & Kristopher Carter
Limited Edition of 2000 Units
RETAIL PRICE: $19.98

TRACK LISTING:
DISC 1
1. Batman: Brave and the Bold Main Title§ 0:33
2. Original Beetle Flashback*** 2:05
3. The Search** 2:19
4. History Lesson** 1:05
5. The Ideal Society* 2:24
6. Initiate Attack Sequence** 1:25
7. Ted’s Sacrifice* 1:40
8. Island Blows Up*** 2:37
9. Worthy Jaime*** 0:47
10. No Rest For The Weary*** 2:17
11. Through The Door** 0:21
12. My Son, Tornado Champion** 2:19
13. Major Disaster* 2:03
14. Father Son Bonding*** 2:57
15. Conversation By The Sea*** 1:28
16. Internal Change*** 1:37
17. The Logical Solution* 2:11
18. Dare to Love* 1:54
19. Who Am I?** 1:41
20. Gentlemen Ghost Busted*** 2:41
21. Action In The Sky** 1:39
22. Plastic Man Origin* 0:57
23. Flashback Defense* 1:11
24. Oa Arrival*** 1:21
25. Prisoner Roundup*** 1:37
26. Return To Camelot* 2:09
27. Etrigan Transformation** 0:38
28. Forest Fight** 2:17
29. Ogre Altercation* 1:59
30. Morgan Enslaves Bats*** 0:45
31. Castle Fight*** 1:53
32. Dragon Transformation* 2:18
33. Morgan Defeated** 1:21
34. Etrigan Departs** 0:44
35. Faust Battle* 2:03
36. Aquaman On The Scene** 1:14
37. Orm And Manta Plot*** 1:29
38. Fighting Fish Fun*** 1:38
39. Call Me Ocean Master** 1:53
40. Bat Chum*** 0:48
41. Black Manta’s Showtime** 1:18
42. Shrimp To The Rescue* 2:44
43. A King Is Born** 0:48
44. Meet Bat-Mite*** 1:59
45. Villains & Holidays* 1:54
46. UFOs and Alien Monsters* 1:16
47. Run Bat-Mite Run*** 1:28
48. Bat-Mite Goes Home*** 1:04
49. Just Like Green Arrow** 0:28
Total Disc Time: 79:17

DISC 2
1. Black Orchid Snags Ivy*** 2:42
2. Catwoman Seeks Cloak*** 1:21
3. Thugs Emerge From Smoke** 1:07
4. Catwoman Steps Out** 1:08
5. Cloak Reveal** 1:16
6. Get The Birds Of Prey** 0:53
7. Matches Montage*** 1:52
8. Outsiders vs. Despero*** 3:06
9. Jonah’s Back In Town* 0:46
10. Jonah’s Hand** 1:11
11. I Aim To Repay My Debt* 2:07
12. Enter Mongal** 1:26
13. Furies Attack*** 1:30
14. Bats Hex Face Mongal*** 0:57
15. Mongul’s Savagery** 1:36
16. Giddyap!* 1:31
17. Manta Machine Fight*** 2:53
18. Wildcat** 3:24
19. Motorcycle Chase* 1:40
20. Subway Fight* 0:58
21. Slug Is Sleazy And Slimy** 1:18
22. Wildcat Tricks Slug* 3:36
23. Mystery Montage* 0:57
24. Armed And Dangerous** 2:49
25. Joker Revealed* 1:24
26. Your Car Or Mine?* 2:09
27. Don’t Touch That* 1:17
28. Death Trap** 1:11
29. Sinister** 1:07
30. Seduction And Pulse** 1:56
31. Batmania Battle* 2:32
32. Joker Laughs Last*** 1:11
33. Cadabra And Zatana** 2:25
34. Young Wayne’s Oath* 1:10
35. Confession*** 1:33
36. Tiki Tavern Souce** 0:30
37. Moxin Crashes Ball*** 2:05
38. Casual Contract* 0:55
39. Batman vs. Everyone* 1:41
40. The Slinking Coward** 2:43
41. Jazzy Action Source** 0:50
42. Ambush Bug Materializes** 1:28
43. Bat-Mite Goes Too Far* 1:31
44. Bats Reverts To Norm*** 1:42
45. If Only Piano Source** 1:09
46. Batman: Brave and the Bold End Titles§ 0:36
Total Disc Time: 75:05

§ composed by Andy Sturmer * composed by Michael McCuistion
** composed by Lolita Ritmanis *** composed by Kristopher Carter

Total Album Time: 154:22

Superman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series and Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series will both be available to order on January 28th, 2014 from La-La Land Records, available both directly from the label and other major retailers. Check out the Superman: The Animated Series subsite and the Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite for further details on both shows.

Additional soundtrack releases based on animated content inspired by DC Comics characters are expected to be released throughout the year.

Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Dynamic Music Partners Discuss Creating The Soundtrack For “Young Justice”

The World’s Finest caught up with Dynamic Music Partners, who provided the score to the recent Cartoon Network animated series Young Justice, to discuss the new Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series soundtrack release from La-La Land Records. The soundtrack collects an assortment of music from the two-season run of the acclaimed animated series, and is available to purchase both directly from La-La Land Records and from other major retailers. The soundtrack is currently available on compact disc and will be available soon as a digital download. Dynamic Music Partners, consisting of Emmy Award-winning composers Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter, have created hundreds of hours of music for a variety of different genres, including TV series, independent films, video games and live performance events. Click on the image below for more with Dynamic Music Partner’s Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter.

Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series is now available La-La Land Records, and can be purchased both directly from the label and other major retailers. A digital release for this soundtrack is expected to be issued shortly.

Complete details for the Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series soundtrack release can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Vietti, Weisman Comment On “Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series”

The World’s Finest caught up with Young Justice Producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti for their thoughts on the upcoming Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series soundtrack release from La-La Land Records. The soundtrack, collecting an assortment of music from the two-season run of the acclaimed Young Justice animated series, will be available both directly from La-La Land Records and from other major outlets starting Tuesday, July 16th, 2013, in both compact disc and digital download formats. Music collaborators Dynamic Music Partners provided the score for Young Justice. Continue below for more from Weisman and Vietti.

“Working with Dynamic Music Partners (Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter & Michael McCuistion) was truly a joy,” said Weisman. “No matter what challenge we handed to them – anything from ‘write the theme song to a bad seventies sitcom’ to ‘break our heart when the robot dies’ they rose to – often saving our butts in the process.”

“Audio is half the experience when watching film or television – half!” added Vietti. “So it was important to us to find a music direction that would not only enhance the stories and visuals of Young Justice but also give our series a unique vibe.”

Vietti said that he and Weisman wanted to avoid the traditional orchestral superhero score that has become a staple of many superhero soundtracks, but instead wanted edgy, electronic sounds and atmospheres. He and Weisman explained their ideas to Dynamic Music Partners.

“They took our ideas, expanded on them and surprised us again and again with amazing new sounds that we had never heard them create before,” Vietti exclaimed. “They gave Young Justice a signature sound that exceeded our expectations.”

Stay tuned for a full-length interview with Dynamic Music Partners later this week.

Greg Weisman is currently working as a Producer, alongside Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg, on the new Star Wars Rebels animated series, due out in the Fall of 2014. Additionally, he is currently writing his second novel, with his first – Rain of the Ghosts – due for release in December of 2013.

Brandon Vietti is currently producing and directing a new Scooby-Doo animated movie featuring characters from the WWE, which is set for release in 2014.

Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series will be available tomorrow, July 16th, 2013 from La-La Land Records, available both directly from the label and other major retailers. Both compact disc and digital releases of this soundtrack will be issued. Complete details for the soundtrack release can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

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Dynamic Music Partners Comment On “Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series”

Last week saw details announced for the upcoming Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series soundtrack release from La-La Land Records, revealed here first at The World’s Finest. The soundtrack, collecting an assortment of music from the two-season run of the acclaimed Young Justice animated series, will be available both directly from La-La Land Records and from other major outlets starting Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. The World’s Finest caught up with Dynamic Music Partners, who provided the score for Young Justice, for their initial thoughts on this upcoming soundtrack release. Dynamic Music Partners is comprised of Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion, and Lolita Ritmanis.

“We put together an experience for the listener featuring the unique sounds of the score, major character themes, and fan-favorite moments from the episodes,” said Carter. “We literally filled every second of available space on the disc! The team at LaLa Land Records have outdone themselves by putting together fabulous liner notes with dynamic artwork provided by Warner Bros. Animation.”

“When we embarked on Young Justice, producers Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman envisioned a stylized, musically atmospheric score, to give their series a non-traditional yet powerful musical voice,” added Ritmanis. “This disc will take the listener on an intense ride, twisting and turning through many moods!”

“We’re thrilled that the music from Young Justice will finally be available!” exclaimed McCuistion. “The tracks appear on the CD in the same sequence that they originally aired to allow our fans to relive the series from start to finish.

And, we hope the extensive liner notes will give fans a chance to experience some of our behind-the-scenes creative process,” he concluded.

Stay tuned for a full-length interview with Dynamic Music Partners next month.

Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series will be available July 16th, 2013 from La-La Land Records, available both directly from the label and other major retailers. Both compact disc and digital releases of this soundtrack will be issued. Complete details for the soundtrack release can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

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Artwork, Details For “Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series”

The World’s Finest has a first look at the package artwork and track listings for the upcoming Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series compact disc soundtrack release from La-La Land Records. The soundtrack release will feature an assortment of tracks featuring music from the first and second season of the recent and acclaimed DC Comics-inspired Cartoon Network animated series. According to a representative from La-La Land Records, the soundtrack will be available July 16th, 2013 from both the label and across major retail outlets. Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series features the work of Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion & Lolita Ritmanis, collectively known as Dynamic Music Partners. Continue below for the complete track listing, reversible cover artwork and official synopsis, exclusively revealed first at The World’s Finest.

Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series

Track Listing:
1. Young Justice Main Title§ 0:26
2. Dynamic Duo Ice Freeze* 1:26
3. Star City*** 1:06
4. Central City/Washington, D.C.** 1:14
5. Covert Ops*** 2:07
6. Arrival of the League* 2:15
7. Red Tornado Arrives** 1:01
8. Martian Bio-Ship*** 1:55
9. Aqualad Comes Home** 0:58
10. Mera Attacks*** 2:37
11. M’gann Finds Kid Flash & Artemis* 2:01
12. Psimon Says Forget* 1:14
13. Skateboarding Kid*** 0:38
14. Giant Water Eel Battle** 1:05
15. Team Re-Elects Aqualad*** 1:49
16. Welcome to the Team*** 0:41
17. Morrow Lab Source* 1:38
18. Planetary Destruction*** 1:42
19. Red Tornado Saves the Earth** 1:38
20. Revenge Mode* 1:36
21. Subliminally Sad*** 0:46
22. Artemis/Zatanna Rooftop Chase** 2:35
23. Watchtower Election** 1:05
24. Cheshire Is Back** 2:16
25. Vandal & Klarion Retreat* 3:05
26. Missing Sixteen Hours* 1:28
27. Meet Lobo* 3:44
28. Manta-Flyer*** 0:51
29. Nathaniel Changes*** 1:07
30. Artemis Deep Cover* 1:26
31. Roy’s Desperation*** 2:37
32. Undercover Artemis*** 1:07
33. Mount Justice Destroyed* 2:40
34. The Scarab Connection** 1:41
35. Aqualad Brain Purée* 1:57
36. Mental Maneuvers** 3:22
37. Tick Tock Tick Tock*** 1:09
38. White Limo*** 1:48
39. Arsenal Still Running** 0:44
40. Return to Bialya** 2:40
41. Black Beetle Gets Away*** 1:27
42. Wally’s Sacrifice** 3:13
43. Business as Usual** 1:16
44. Young Justice End Credits§ 0:33

Total Album Time: 73:46

§ composed by Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion & Lolita Ritmanis
* composed by Kristopher Carter
** composed by Michael McCuistion
*** composed by Lolita Ritmanis

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Music by Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion & Kristopher Carter

La-La Land Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment Present the original soundtrack to the Warner Bros. Animated Television Series Young Justice, currently airing on Cartoon Network. Composers Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion & Kristopher Carter (Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Teen Titans, Batman Beyond) fashion an exhilarating superhero score that is every bit as bold, fresh and exciting as this hit animated series. This compilation brings together must-have musical highlights of the show’s first season, as well as the second season, Young Justice: Invasion. It’s dramatic, action-packed music that makes for a thrilling standalone listen! CD booklet features reversible cover art!

Young Justice: Music from the DC Comics Animated Television Series will be available July 16th, 2013 from La-La Land Records, available both directly from the label and other major retailers. Both compact disc and digital releases of this soundtrack will be issued. The above content is available on the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

Additionally, a second soundtrack release for Green Lantern: The Animated Series is set for release later this year from La-La Land Records. Details will be available soon.

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Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter Featured At “PlayFest” Event Starting This Weekend

Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion & Kristopher Carter – also known as Dynamic Music Partners – travel to Spain this coming Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 to be featured guests at PlayFest – the festival for music for animation and video games. The BSOSpirit Association is organizing the first edition of PlayFest, which will be held in Úbeda from the July 23rd to July 29th, 2012. Ritmanis, McCuistion, and Carter have a full schedule of events scheduled for the festival – including a master class for composers on Tuesday, July 24th, presenting a panel for film music fans on Friday, July 27th, and participating in a panel honoring the late Shirley Walker on Saturday, July 28th. This all culminated with a special concert where fans will hear music from their favorite shows, including special musical suites performed by an 80-piece orchestra and choir. The performance will include pieces from Justice League, Batman Beyond, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, and Justice League Unlimited. Dynamic Music Partners will be posting live updates from the festival on their official website.

Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, and Kristopher Carter all took a few moments to share their thoughts on their upcoming appearance on PlayFest, and why this event is not to be missed.

“What a terrific opportunity to connect with the people who are interested in our music!,” says McCuiston. “I’m particularly excited to hear the live orchestral suites, since much of this music has never been performed with live musicians before – It’s going to be awesome!”

“I love to travel and experience different cultures,” adds Ritmanis. “The fact that we will have an opportunity to break bread with fans of our music half way across the world is quite wonderful!”

“The night of the concert we will be paying a musical visit to the scores from some of our favorite projects like dear friends we’ve known for many years – such as Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker and Justice League – to more recent companions – such as Ben 10 and Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” Carter says. ” I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share our work in this way and celebrate music for animation and video games with fans of both genres!”

PlayFest, the festival for music for animation and video games, will be held in Úbeda from the July 23rd to July 29th, 2012. Click here for the more details on the PlayFest event.

Additionally, Green Lantern: The Animated Series composer Freddie Wiedmann and series producer Giancarlo Volpe have announced they too will be attending the PlayFest event. A late addition to the line-up, a 15-minute set from Green Lantern the Animated Series will be performed by a 120-piece orchestra on July 28th, 2012.

A recent interview with Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, and Kristopher Carter is available to read through the The World’s Finest website. Additionally, music from Dynamic Music Partners can also be found on Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Two, released earlier this week from La-La Land Records. Click here for the details.

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Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter Featured Guests At “PlayFest,” New Interview

The Dynamic Music Partners team has played an integral role in the world of animation since their inception, and now they’re getting the center stage!

The BSOSpirit Association – organizing the first edition of PlayFest, the music, animation and video games festival which will be held in Úbeda from the 23rd to the 29th July 2012 – has announced the attendance of Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion and Kristopher Carter (Dynamic Music Partners), the trio that met while working for the great Shirley Walker on the animated TV series Batman: The Animated Series, to the highly-anticipated festival. Michael, Kristopher and Lolita have been writing music for TV, film, video games and the concert hall for over fifteen years, receiving numerous Emmy nominations and receiving the award in 2001 for their work on the series Batman Beyond. Among their credits are the animated series The New Adventures of Batman and Superman, Batman Beyond, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans, Legion of Super Heroes, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Batman: The Brave And The Bold and the recent Young Justice. All of them have obtained great critical and commercial success.

After years of composing together they discovered the virtues of joining forces, and in 2004 they founded Dynamic Music Partners and have worked as a team ever since.

All of them have shown their talent on solo projects, but certainly they have proven that their work together is much more than the sum of their talents. BSOSpirit is honored to welcome such experienced musicians in the world of animation, calling it a luxury to add their names to the lineup of guests for PlayFest. Click here for the PlayFest website.

Dynamic Music Partners sat down with The World’s Finest to discuss their upcoming appearance at Playfest and what they have in store! Take it away…


The World’s Finest: First off, Dynamic Music Partners (DMP) will be guests at Play Fest 2012 in Ubeda, Spain. Can you give us a quick low-down on what Play Fest is?

Lolita Ritmanis: PlayFest is a festival celebrating music for animation and video games. During the week of July 23rd through the 29th the Andalucian town of Úbeda will be buzzing, as fans of music for animation and video games flock to this relatively small town. The concert on Saturday, July 28th will feature music for animation and video games, performed by an 80-piece orchestra and a 60-voice choir. The outdoor setting for the concert is quite spectacular. During the week there will be an array of workshops and panels for fans as well as for composers. We are honored to be invited to this festival. We will be conducting our music at the concert on the 28th, as well as sharing our music during several panels that we will be participating in.

WF: Do you know what material you’ll be drawing from for your appearance at Play Fest? You will also be part of a panel discussion – can you fill us in on that?

Kristopher Carter: We will be presenting the world premiere performance of suites from Batman and Mr. Freeze: Subzero, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, a brand new suite from Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, as well as selections from our television themes and scores to Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, and Ben10. For the panels, we will present a master class for young composers on film scoring techniques, a panel showcasing a cross-section of music from the many popular shows we have worked on over the years and we will also participate in a discussion honoring our mentor Shirley Walker.

WF: You’ll be honoring Shirley Walker at PlayFest. Can you share with us her role in DMP’s creation and how she remains an influence even today? How do you plan to honor her at PlayFest?

Michael McCuistion: If it weren’t for Shirley, the three of us certainly would never have been working together as closely as we have been. Although Shirley wasn’t directly involved in the formation of DMP, she definitely had an influence in that we developed similar work styles and approaches while being mentored by her. By the time we formed DMP we were already very compatible in the way we approached scoring a project. We don’t know any specific details about her tribute at PlayFest, but I’m so happy that we’ll be able to be there to experience it along with all the other people who love her and miss her and her music so much.

WF: Now, we basically know the story of how DMP came together. How do you stay together, choose your projects, and basically plan ahead? Is it always a unanimous decision?

LR: We take pride in running a well-oiled machine. First and foremost are the relationships we build with our clients. We take great care to plan our music spotting sessions and music preview sessions so that we can collaborate in a very personal way with the producers of the show. We never phone it in. We choose our projects, but truthfully, the way it works is that the producers of the projects choose us. Very rarely does a project get handed to us. In this era, there are many people on the creative team of a series that need to weigh in on the choice of composers. We meticulously plan pretty much every phase of our work process. We have not yet run into a situation where the decision to accept work has been anything other than a unanimous decision.

WF: A couple of your recent projects were so…opposite of each other. Batman: The Brave and The Bold and Young Justice. Could you run down your approach to both of those series, and how their unique tones set up some very unique score work from DMP? In particular, what was your inspiration for Young Justice’s score.

KC: As a series, Batman: The Brave and The Bold painted a version of Batman that was lighter than some of the other animated incarnations we have scored, freely mixing comedy with the expected mystery, danger and action. There was an unmistakable element of fun in the show that we could not ignore as we created the music, and we felt that a more jazzy approach would bring the right energy and still have the stylistic latitude to be ominous and dangerous when the scenes needed it. And, of course, we needed bongo drums! Producer James Tucker asked that bongos be used in the score as a rhythmic element to drive the action scenes. Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti, the producers of Young Justice, had a particular vision of the way they wanted music to work with the scenes and specific emotions they wanted to evoke, and so we all had discussions together on a unique approach to scoring that show. We placed an emphasis on ethnic percussion, non-melodic sounds and ambient textures to capture the gritty, edgy covert-ops world of our young heroes.

WF: Just to touch upon Young Justice again for a moment, your score work here is unlike anything you’ve done before. Is this something you seek out when deciding projects, how to challenge yourself? Can you run us through some of your most challenging projects today, be it in animation live-action, or beyond?

MM: When Brandon and Greg came to us with their ideas about the look and feel of Young Justice, we were instantly excited about the opportunity to do something different with the score. With a career that spans many years it’s important that inspiration remains fresh. So, for each new production that we score, we definitely strive to create a unique sound that musically identifies that project. Then, within that sound, we have the freedom to do many subtle things while exploring the musical details of that universe. For example, we recently scored a live-action feature film called Broke Sky that had southern blues guitar gestures as the main musical element but then gradually departs from that as the story develops. And we just finished a short live-action film called Game Day in which the underscore is almost entirely marching band source, eventually evolving into an underscore/source hybrid by the end of the film. We really enjoy finding a unique musical sound for each project that will be different and unusual and stimulate us creatively.

WF: How does a show or movie’s character influence your musical choices. The Spectacular Spider-Man’s score had a great youthful exuberance to it, Justice League felt heroic, Batman Beyond was edgy and dirty. How much research and input do you get from a show’s creative team when deciding how you approach a score? What role do you want your score to play when approaching these shows?

LR: We research a show in great detail before we embark on the process of composition. Often the producer of the show will have some idea of the direction he wants to take with the project. We have yet to work on a series where we have a completely blank canvas concept wise. Creatively it is hard work to fine tune what the vibe of the show will be. This is a collaborative process all the way. When the choices we make in the composing process hit the mark for the producer, it is a very powerful feeling. We are not mind readers, but we certainly have learned a great deal about what kind of questions to ask.

WF: To quickly touch upon it, DMP has also done some video game work. How complicated is it to create a score for a video game as opposed to a television show or movie? What do you have to take into account in this arena that you wouldn’t anywhere else?

KC: Our approach to video games isn’t nearly as different from film scoring as one might expect. Like a film, music for games also needs to give the project a strong, uniquely-identifyable sound, be well-produced and recorded, and compositionally interesting. The main difference has to do with the non-linear nature of games—you have to keep in mind certain sections may not play in the same sequence as originally conceived, or also that they might loop for a long period of time based on the way the players interact with the game.

MM: Another difference is that the final rendering of the game is often not complete until after the music has been delivered. So, rather than working to a picture which has been carefully timed and edited and is rich with acting and expression, we rely much more on the story of the game itself and our idea of what the final visuals will eventually become. The wonderful thing about that is that with each game we’ve been involved with the visuals and final product turned out way better than we could have ever imagined!

WF: Also, DMP has been credited with doing some work on the DC comics theatrical logos and the like. I imagine finding the right cuts and sound for a brief 15 or 30 second logo is exceedingly difficult, maybe even more so than scoring an episode. Can you briefly give us an idea of how you score one of these logo animations? What choices and decisions do you have to make, and is it a long approval process, when coming up with small snippets of music?

MM: Any project that has a very small amount of music with extremely high visibility and featured profile requires a very different process than scoring under dialog and action. Generally, we will score these types of projects as a group, with each of us bringing our separate ideas together to form the finished theme. It’s a lot like songwriting, with the three of us in a room at the same time all contributing to the flow of the writing. Since these pieces are generally very short, often nowadays five seconds or less, each note and each sound becomes very important. So, we examine and re-examine what we’ve done before we submit it. Then, usually several committees of people will have input on what they’re hearing from us, and there will be a multi-tiered back-and-forth process with us doing revisions based on continuing feedback until everyone is satisfied. It’s tedious, but when you’re able to experience the music being featured on screen without any sound effects or dialog, it’s ultimately rewarding.

WF: A bit off-topic-ish, but fans are clamoring to for more scores from Batman: The Animated Series – among other DC animated programs – to be released. Any words of advice on what we can do to let Warner Bros. know there is a huge market for this? Is there any bit of your work you’d particularly like to see released on CD/download?

LR: I can tell you that the clamoring has been heard. La-La Land records will be releasing several of the titles that the fans have been asking for. It is a very exciting time for us in that regard. Stay tuned!

WF: To bring it back to where we started off, and I know you kind of already answered this, but any chance some of the above mentioned shows will be highlighted during Play Fest 2012? Any last words to let the fans know why they shouldn’t miss this great event, with the DMP crew conducting on July 27th?

KC: Yes, most of the ones mentioned above will be! We’re so excited with the opportunity to share our music in this venue with the outstanding orchestra and choir. One of the most compelling reasons to attend this festival is that fans will be able to experience some of their favorite music in “better-than-stereo LIVE” that can’t be heard anywhere in the world outside of the shows for which it was originally composed. We hope to see you there!


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The World’s Finest would like to thank Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion & Kristopher Carter – Dynamic Music Partners – for their participation in this Q&A.



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